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Image: The Hugo RAS modular robotics platform (Photo courtesy of Medtronic)

Modular Robotic System Assists OR Procedures

A multi-quadrant robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) system can aid operating room (OR) teams optimize a broad range of surgical procedures. More...
26 Oct 2021
Image: Embozene microspheres are color-coded by size (Photo courtesy of Varian)

Microsphere Embolization Technology Treats Knee Osteoarthritis

Novel microspheres can alleviate symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) by reducing blood flow to the periarticular tissue of the joints, limiting the inflammatory process. More...
26 Oct 2021
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European Commission Identifies 10 Most Promising Treatments for COVID-19

The European Commission (Brussels, Belgium) has established a portfolio of 10 potential COVID-19 therapeutics based on independent scientific advice that are likely to be authorized and therefore, available on the European market soon. More...
26 Oct 2021
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Global X-Ray Detectors Market to Surpass USD 4.5 Billion Due to Increasing Use of CT Scans for COVID-19 Diagnosis

The global X-ray detectors market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.9% during the forecast period of 2021-2031 to reach USD 4.6 billion by 2031, driven mainly by the rising use of radiographic chest scans for COVID-19 diagnosis. More...
25 Oct 2021
Image: The NeuRescue occlusion catheter and control unit (Photo courtesy of NeuRescue)

Occlusion Device Supports Oxygenation During Cardiac Arrest

A fluoroscopy-free balloon catheter provides temporary occlusion of large blood vessels in sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) patients in order to redirect blood flow to the brain and heart. More...
25 Oct 2021
Image: AI Tool That Detect Anomalies in Medical Images Could Help Physicians Spot Onset of COVID-19 Pneumonia in X-Rays (Photo courtesy of Nina Shvetsova et al./IEEE Access)

AI Tool That Detect Anomalies in Medical Images Could Help Physicians Spot Onset of COVID-19 Pneumonia in X-Rays

Scientists have trained a neural network to detect anomalies in medical images to assist physicians in sifting through countless scans in search of pathologies, including signs of pathology in the lungs, like the onset of COVID-19 pneumonia. More...
25 Oct 2021
Image: The ultra-low-cost ePatch vaccination device (Photo courtesy of Candler Hobbs, Georgia Tech)

BBQ Lighter, Combined with Microneedles, Sparks Breakthrough in COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

Future vaccine delivery may rely on everyday items like BBQ lighters and microneedles, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of researchers. More...
25 Oct 2021